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Overview: Bus from Belfast to Edinburgh

distanceDistance143 miles (230 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Belfast to Edinburgh cover the 143 miles (230 km) long route with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Belfast Central and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Bus companies: National Express from Belfast to Edinburgh

National Express will get you between Belfast and Edinburgh at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times, prices and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus between Belfast and Edinburgh, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    When purchasing your National Express bus tickets from Belfast to Edinburgh, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Edinburgh from Belfast

    Take the bus to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Belfast to Edinburgh.

    How far is it from Belfast to Edinburgh by bus?

    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Edinburgh from Belfast by bus to be approximately 143 miles (230 km).

    When traveling by bus from Belfast to Edinburgh, which bus station in Belfast do I depart from and which bus station in Edinburgh do I arrive in?

    Some of the Belfast bus stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Belfast, Stena Line terminus, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and Belfast, Europa BusCentre. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh, Princes Street.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Belfast Central   and arriving in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

    Where is the departure bus station in Belfast located? Where is the arrival bus station in Edinburgh located?

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their buses from Belfast Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.

    Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh, Elder Street and need to travel around 0.3 miles (533 m) from this bus station to the city center.

    Which bus providers can get me from Belfast to Edinburgh?

    If you're looking for buses from Belfast to Edinburgh, you can rely on National Express to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Belfast to Edinburgh trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.